Back to School with ADHD

For kids with ADHD, heading back to school can be a very stressful time. They are facing new classmates, a different teacher, and a new schedule, and all of this can combine to cause some significant anxiety around school. This often results in outbursts at home and struggles around getting … Read More

New School Year, New Responsibilities

New School Year Responsibilities for Children

“Few things can help an individual more than to place responsibility on him, and to let him know that you trust him.” Booker T. Washington The summer is coming to an end, and that can only mean one thing… it’s time to head back to school! There are many pros … Read More

Ease the Back to School Butterflies

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As summer comes to an end, you may notice your kids asking more questions about going back to school. The start of a new school year may also bring on a case of butterflies about all the upcoming changes. Kids may feel worried about having a new teacher, finding friends … Read More

Ways to Raise a Confident Child

Create Confident Children

If you are like most parents, you probably want to raise a confident child. The first step in this process begins with understanding the concept of a “sense of self.” Defining “Sense of Self” Around the age of two, kids began to develop their own sense of self and they … Read More

The Best School Year Ever: Saying No

With the new school year about to begin, you are going to be faced with a lot of new opportunities. There will be new sports to join, new hobbies to try out, and new volunteer opportunities. It is so tempting to jump into everything and take on every possible fun … Read More

Ease the Back to School Butterflies

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As summer comes to an end, you may notice your kids are asking more questions about going back to school and may even have some butterflies about all the upcoming changes. Kids may feel worried about having a new teacher, finding friends to sit with at lunch, or even if … Read More

Parents: Prepare Yourself and Your Child for College!

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When teens are seniors and preparing to graduate, they are repeatedly asked whether or not they are ready for college. Have they applied? Been accepted? Chosen a major? Do they feel ready to “live on their own?” While the kids are the ones heading off to class, parents may also … Read More

Music and Influence: “Boomerang” by Jojo Siwa

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It can be difficult to find positive messages and role models for kids today. They’re bombarded by social media and celebrities, so it is refreshing to find someone in their peer group creating catchy music and videos that also send a message of inclusion, acceptance, and self-confidence. Check out the … Read More

How Can I Help My Kids Develop Social Skills?

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Parents often ask me questions about their kids’ development such as; is my kid talking appropriately for their age and are they mastering life skills as they need to be. However, one area many parents skip right over is their kids’ social development. Social skills, like sharing toys or having … Read More

Pledge to Spread the Word to End the Word

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The words we use can be incredibly powerful! Words can make somebody smile. They can change the way someone understands a situation. They can also, unfortunately, be really hurtful. You can pledge to end the use of hurtful words. One of the organizations I’m most proud to support is R-Word, … Read More